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Master's Degree Programme Biomedical Engineering

The prolonged life expectancy of people leads to enormous cost increases in the health sector. This increases the need to find new solutions for efficient, safe, and cost-effective health care. Thanks to the simultaneously rapid development of technical possibilities, medical technicians are able to develop improved diagnostic and therapeutic solutions, technically implement them and, efficiently and economically, make them available.

In the field of medical technology, you develop technical solutions for medicine of the future. In the master’s programme Biomedical Engineering at the TU Graz, you deepen your basic knowledge gained from the bachelor's programme and specialize in 5 promising areas of medical technology.


In this Programme, you select one of the 5 technical elective subjects as a major. As a minor, you can select another technical or non-technical elective subject.

Technical subjects

  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Biomedical Instrumentation and Sensors
  • Biomedical Imaging and Sensing
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Health Care Engineering

Non-technical subjects

  • Business, Law, Management and Soft Skills

Details about the possible combinations of minor and major subjects can be found in the curriculum.

Two students sit on steps in front of a builing with the inscription "Biomedical Engineering".
  • Duration of study: 4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Diplom-Ingenieurin or Diplom-Ingenieur (Dipl.Ing. or DI), equivalent to the Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Admission requirements


Semester plan

Eva Gleichwert, Student of the Master's Degree Programme of Biomedical Engineering at TU Graz, photo source: Schweighofer
Eva Gleichweit, master's degree student in Biomedical Engineering

I opted for Biomedical Engineering because the combination of medicine and technology really appealed to me. In addition, the job prospects are not bad - at least I can approach a wide range of companies with my broad training background.

Admission Requirements

According to the curriculum, graduates of the following bachelor’s programmes offered at TU Graz will be accepted without an admission procedure:

Graduates of all other degree programmes offered at the TU Graz or, in the case of a NAWI Graz programme, the University of Graz, also do not have to undergo the admission procedure. You can apply for admission at the Registration Office.

All other programme applicants must undergo the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2020/21: 15 October to 15 December 2019

More about the admission procedure

Regulations for the admission procedure

Admission Deadlines

Summer semester 2020:

7 January to 30 June 2020

Winter semester 2020/21:

13 July to 30 November 2020

Please note: You may need to complete an admission procedure before you can register for the programme.

Further informationen on admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Career Options

Graduates of the master's programme Biomedical Engineering can find employment in industry, research, and development. They work, for example:

  • to develop devices,
  • in the research and development sectors of  industry and public health,
  • to develop methods and tools for research, development, and production in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries,
  • in basic research in many fields, such as in neuroscience,
  • in the development and manufacture of drugs,
  • for regulatory authorities, and
  • as project or department heads and leaders in recognized research and development facilities.

Possible professions in hospitals and the health profession are, for example:

  • risk manager,
  • quality manages,
  • hospital manager, and
  • safety technician.

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